First Ever Disabled Sporting Event in Ipoh! - Polytan
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Wheelchair competitors playing at a BSF Asia related event

First Ever Disabled Sporting Event in Ipoh!

 

The first ever disabled sporting event was held in Ipoh this month and this is only one way BSF Asia are continually developing their vision of improving the lives of those with disabilities through inclusive sport participation.

 

This event in Ipoh, Malaysia is the first ever attempt by the state government to work with non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) including BSF Asia to provide and support the organising of sporting events for the disabled community. The local government was ecstatic with this first ever disabled sporting event in Malaysia.

 

Alongside private companies Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), government bodies and Malaysian sporting bodies including the National Paralympic Committee (NPC), BSF Asia are creating more new pathways for those with disabilities.

 

Together with Halcyon Agri, BSF Asia presented a number of Paralympic sports at this event:

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Boccia
  • Wheelchair Fencing
  • Disabled Lawn Bowls
  • Blind Soccer

This event has provided those with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a range of sports to empower sport development and inclusiveness.  Sports can assist the disabled in gaining confidence and accomplishing rewarding sporting achievements.

 

BSF Paralympic athletes mentioned sport has dramatically transformed their lives for the better, which reflects BSF’s moving motto “Sport Changes Lives.”

 

BSF Asia and Polytan both share the vision that sports can unite all people including the disabled and provide a comfortable environment for sharing participation and achievements.

 

Visit the BSF Asia website for more on how BSF Asia are changing peoples lives through sport.

 

BSF Asia Wheelchair Event

 

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